Weekend rains lashed Pacific coast towns and caused slides

Heavy weekend rains have caused damage on the Pacific coast and in some areas of the Central Valley.

There has been flooding, and slides have blocked the Costanera Sur south of Dominical and caused slowdowns on the Interamerican Sur.

Liberia reported 2.8 centimeters of rain Sunday. That’s more than an inch. Santa Cruz had about half that.

There was some flooding in vulnerable areas of the Central Valley, too. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional blamed a
low pressure area for bringing humidity into the country. Pacific Hurricane Hilary continued to move up the coast. It never made landfall in Central America, but the effects were felt here.

The U.S. Nacional Hurricane Center reports that Hilary is moving west away from land. In the Atlantic, the center said that former tropical cyclone Ophelia has degenerated into a mere low pressure zone. And Tropical Storm Phillipe still is in the eastern Atlantic with a likely track taking it north away from the Caribbean.

The Costanera landslide problem is reported to be south of Dominical and north of Uvita.

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